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“Excellent value!”
Review of Big Joel's Safari

Big Joel's Safari
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Walk through petting zoo and educational park where guests can get up close and personal with over 60 species of animals. Guests can feed and touch a majority of the animals at the park. Big Joel's Safari also has a gift shop with snacks, novelties, and handmade gifts. Big Joel's Safari also offers a children's bounce house, camel rides, parakeet feeding experiences, and seasonal wagon rides. Birthday parties also available with private room. Guided tours and fieldtrips available for schools, scouts, camps, etc. See website for more information. We will be opening Saturday March 26th 2016 starting with our Annual Easter Egg hunt. Normal days of operation are Thursday-Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sundays 11am to 5pm. New for 2016-we will be open Mondays 9 am to 5pm Memorial Day thru Labor Day!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed February 14, 2014

Took my kids and nieces & nephews (aged 4 - 13) and we all had a great time. The cost is very reasonable and even the trinkets in the gift shop are inexpensive so we were able to get them all a souvenir. Very clean place & the animals come right up to you at the fence. You can feed many of the animals too. Highly recommend making the drive out--we will go again!

3  Thank GottaGetOuttaHere08
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

We took visiting friends and family here and were pleasantly surprised by both the variety of animals, and the fact that the owner was walking around to welcome us and tell stories of each of his animals. A baby buffalo was a big attraction, but I got a particular Big Kiss from the friendly camel!! The kids enjoyed feeding the goats and donkey, and even the peacocks put on a welcome display!

3  Thank sattelite10
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

This is a great place, the kids loved every minute being there. Reasonably priced and the animals are well cared for. The owner and family are onsite and were very friendly and gave more information about the animals which was an added bonus. I plan to tell anyone who will listen about this place. What a great treasure that is close to home and affordable.

3  Thank Jamey2013
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Had a great time. We'll worth it. Very child friendly.
Lots of exotic animals. Some can be hand fed.

2  Thank randyc285
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Loved walking around looking at the animals,some rare.Nice clean place.Very friendly,and not to exspensive.Great place for young kids.Even though it was a little out of the way,the drive was awesome as it is getting fall and the leaves are turning.Loved spending the day at this place with my g-kids.Very nice gift shop,and that too wasn't priced to high.

5  Thank bartzfam
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